Thursday, 28 April 2016

Go Ronny, it's your birthday!

We're not going to party though because you're 4 so you can't have prosecco and also you're a pony so that's not ok.
But look how coot the little 4 year old Wonald pony is!



He was all about the selfies today.
Anyway, he didn't really do much to celebrate, he got ear scratches and a stud muffin I mean what more could he have wanted?

Sunny on the other hand got ridden and was fab. We had a lovely canter to check it was still there and it was! In both directions! (Ok, right only lasted 3 strides but it happened and was on the correct leg so I'm taking it ok nobody can tell me it doesn't count) I'm not going to lie I was kind of expecting a buck when I asked him to canter because like WOAHHH WE HAVEN'T GONE FAST IN SO LONG WHEEEEEE but no. This did not happen. He was all the chill. Even when my phone started yelling 'FIRE IN THE HOLE' from inside my bra....so yeah that happened. Heads up folks, touch screen phones work on chest skin and can go on facebook (luckily my chest took no selfies, this could have ended badly for me).

Wow....I think that is the most random post I've ever written. I promise I'm not drunk.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

A little adventure up pheasant hill

Sounds like a kids story. It's not, but it is a pleasant story so that's good enough!
Sunny and I went out for a hack on Friday morning with the new girl Minnie and her human (R) and we had a delightful time. R showed me a rout I didn't know about that the girls take the ponies on often which has a nice big hill to work with, great for getting that booty working and building some muscle!
Sunny was fab, lead most of the way and was content (if not perfectly happy bcuz hello, impatient!) to wait for Minnie when she lagged too far behind. All in all it was a good way to leave off before I started working a weekend of nights which means no work bcuz duh sleep.


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Eeeeeeeeeeeeep!






I rode my horse! Wheeeeeee! We had about 20 minutes of walk and trot, he's obviously very unfit but was willing to move forward and was bringing himself round and working properly without me having to ask and was sooooo good and yayyyyyy! Also, he looked freaking adorable in the saddle pad Beth got me for christmas :)

Sunday, 17 April 2016

#heelsdownchallenge April '16

This month they're asking;
What is your competition ritual?
Now anyone who reads this blog regularly knows I'm not someone who goes to shows a lot. We dabble, very occasionally. That being said, if I do take Sunny to a show, or anywhere really, there is definitely something that I would class as being a ritual because I literally cannot take him out without doing it.
Omeprazole! Ahh the joys of ulcer prone ponies. Sunny has to have omeprazole the day before, the day of and the day after any travelling or jumping. This is the rule of life, we do not break this rule. This is our ritual. Long live omeprazole!

Also, McDonalds breakfast, every time, it's very important.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Walkies!

On saturday we moved the rest of the stuff from the old house to the new one but I managed to get a quick lunge in for Sunny in the afternoon and he was perf as per. Not much of a post there, my horse lunges like an angel, it's a thing.
Today Beth came up to visit and we gave both boys a nice groom and then took them for a walk. We thought it would be good to get Ron used to wearing his bridle and Sunny used to going out for 'hacks' again. They were both really good, we went past running horses and an abundance of cars and even a trailer and they were both really good boys. We had a great time and it got me so excited to start riding him again in the next week or so.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

That's not a horse

Yesterday I went up to Beth's yard with her and ended up doing something a little bit different. I don't know if I've ever mentioned on here but I'm a midwife, yesterday I ended up having a bit of a busman's holiday....and delivered a baby
lamb
Beth took pictures for me because she's a good friend. I was so excited, now to try a calf!



Monday, 4 April 2016

I.DID.A.THING.WITH.MY.HORSE!!!

Pretty excited about that in case you can't tell! Today it was fecking gorgeously sunny in the afternoon and the field was dry and I was off work. Three things that had not happened in conjunction yet so far this spring, so I had to take advantage of this.
Pony was amazing, I seriously cannot fault him he stood like a star to have his bridle on then lunged like and angel, even working hard at coming round and using himself properly. I'm so pleased with how well he behaved and so glad we're finally back at it!
Mediaaa!